Thursday, June 22, 2017

Life of the Party Tag

     Inspiration can come in many ways, and mine for this tag was a peacock feather, featuring the Life of the Party Unmounted Rubber Stamp from Red Rubber Designs!

     I used Distress Spray Stains to color the background of this manila tag, and to color the Life of the Party Stamp embossed with glitter onto white cardstock. After adding sequins I popped it up for dimension.

     Then I added a border along the bottom with the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Stamp Set, also embossed with glitter onto a strip of teal cardstock.

     To really make the colors pop, I finished all of the edges with black embossed glitter.

     Thanks for your visit, and be sure to visit Red Rubber Designs for these stamp sets and more!


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Be Fabulous

Hello there!  Today I am featuring the Be Fabulous stamp set from Red Rubber Designs.  This set has such pretty images along with six sentiments. 

I used Memento - Peanut Brittle ink to stamp the image which caused the collage elements to recede slightly allowing the flowers to be the focal point.  

That is it for me today!  

I hope you have had a chance to shop in the newly remodeled Red Rubber Stamps online store!  You can find the Be Fabulous  set in the store along with many more collage style stamps and flower stamps.  


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Everyday Eclectic Card

     Have you seen the new Red Rubber Designs store yet? It looks fabulous, is easy to navigate, and really showcases each and every product with larger detailed photos! So I'm back with an everyday card that can be used for almost any occasion. I started by painting an ombré background onto white cardstock with Dylusions Paints, cut about 1/2" larger than the Here I am stamp I used to emboss with.

     Then I embossed the pears with the Everyday Eclectic stamp, colored with Distress Inks, and mounted it onto black cardstock after distressing the edges.

     Finally, I placed a strip of sheer ribbon before machine stitching around the image and background.

     Thanks for looking, and if you haven't already, take a look at the new Red Rubber Designs Store!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Every Road

Hello!!!  First off, thanks for waiting while we remodeled the new store!  It's now open and I think you are going to love it!  The Red Rubber Designs store is clean, crisp and easy to use! You can check it out HERE!

This time of year is always crazy busy at our house.  Teacher appreciation days, awards nights, and graduations keep us moving at a steady pace and finds me very busy in the art room!

The kids had two graduation parties to attend so I pulled out the fabulous Every Road stamp set and had fun creating!  

As you can see Every Road isn't necessarily a graduation stamp set but the sentiments and images are awesome for celebrating an ending and a new beginning!!!

I used my favorite "go to" background technique of stamping distress ink pads onto a kraft sheet, spritzing with water and swishing mixed media paper through the ink.  I swished the papers through Mustard Seed watery ink first, dried with a heat gun then swished the paper through Peacock Feathers watery ink. 

I had great fun stamping just a bit of the background stamp randomly on the tag.  I love this scripture for encouraging grads to stay on the right path as they strike out into a world of amazing possibilities! 

For this card, I changed the orientation and used the generation stamping technique on the bicycle.  Another great sentiment for the grad!  May every road you travel take you to God!

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you are inspired to check out the new Red Rubber Designs store!  :)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Bingo Birthday Card

     Drea here with a fun mixed media card that I made for my dad's birthday last week, using a variety of stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

        The background was done with a light coat of gesso onto white cardstock, and stamped with the Bingo Pieces and Background Soup Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Sets using a permanent black ink. Then I glued down some buttons and used a heavier coat of gesso over the entire piece. Once dry, I colored it with Distress Spray Stains, and realized a lot of my stamping had disappeared under the gesso. So I stamped the Bingo Pieces again with my permanent black ink, onto white tissue paper, and applied it to the buttons with Tim Holtz' Distress Collage Medium Vintage. Then I went over the edges and buttons with copper embossing powder.

      I just used the numbers from the Bingo Card and colored them with Distress Ink. Then I embossed the edges again, along with the sentiment using the Sophisticated Sentiments Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set onto a strip of brown cardstock from the DCVW Neutrals 8 X 8 Cardstock Stack that I colored with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

   The compass was paper-pieced with the Every Road Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set, embossed again in copper, including the mini brad in the center.

     This card was so much fun to work on, and could be used for any occasion! Thanks for looking!


Thursday, March 16, 2017


We moved our clocks forward and spring is in the air--or is it?  This week much of the U.S. received winter storms or a major drop in temps so I chose to feature the cheerful Sunflowers stamp set from Red Rubber Designs to remind us spring really is around the corner!

I created a background layer with the Well Defined Backgrounds stamp set which is a large stamp set measuring approx. 4-3/4" x 8". It's so much fun to create a custom background for my projects with the added bonus of never running out of designer paper when I make my own!

For the greeting, I used Sophisticated Sentiments and tucked the sentiment layer behind the flower pot to ground the sentiment.

There are just a few days left to get 50% off when you spend $50 so head on over to the Red Rubber Designs store and fill your cart!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Be Fabulous Card

     Sometimes things don't go as planned, like this card that I made featuring the Be Fabulous Unmounted Stamp Set from Red Rubber Designs! Originally I wanted to have a blue background, with this green one behind it, but after seeing the fabulous results that the Lindy's Magicals left, I decided not to use the blue at all. I did save it though, for a future project.

               All of the black stamping is embossed with glitter, and colored with Distress Inks. Then for some dimension, I curled up the bee's wings, and popped up the main image.

     I love how the larger border on the left matches the smaller one in the main image, and was done with the For Everything Unmounted Stamp Set!

     Then I finished up the edges with Distress Ink (Pine Needles) and machine stitching, mounted onto a black card. Thanks for looking!

       There's still time to take advantage of this great sale going on at Red Rubber Designs while supplies last!


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Here I Am....

Hello, there! Today I get to share a card with you showcasing a fabulous background stamp set from Red Rubber Designs!  

For today's card, I stamped the background stamp from Here I Am with Versamark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  The background stamp is gorgeous with dimensions which easily fit an A2 size card.  For my project, I watercolored with distress inks and then die cut the layer into two pieces, a tilted layer and a heart shape.  One of the big appeals for me when creating my own backgrounds is that I never have to worry about whether I have papers to match!

This set comes with an "opening" sentiment and three follow-up sentiments for great variety. 

Did you know that Red Rubber Designs is having a huge sale right now through 3/19? Grab your favorite Red Rubber Designs and other craft & stamping supplies now while supplies last!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

50-50 Sale at Red Rubber Designs!

Spend at least $50 in the store and get 50% off your entire order!

You get $50+ worth of craft supplies and stamps but you only pay HALF that!

While supplies last!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brick & Rose Thank You Card

     Happy Thursday Stampers! Drea here with a Thank You Card showcasing some Red Rubber Designs Stamps against a brick background made with gesso and a stencil, and colored with Distress Spray Stains (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo). The texture comes from a couple of Distress Embossing Powders (Vintage Photo and Brushed Corduroy) that I added on top. Then I tore and machine stitched the side edges.

     The frame was embossed in gold onto black cardstock using the Fanciful Vintage Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. Then I did a lot of fussy-cutting and arranging with the stamped roses, using the Charcoal Flowers Cling Mounted Stamp, and coloring them with sprays and a paintbrush. To resemble the bricks on the background, I tore around the edges of the stamped Rose Wine Label and popped it up, after coloring it with sprays and paper piecing it. For even more dimension I curled up all of the flowers and leaves. The sentiment fit perfectly inside of the embossed frame, stamped with the Savvy Sayings Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set. 

     Finally, I used red cardstock as my card base to make the bricks stand out. Thank you for your visit, and hoping it brought you some inspiration!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Love is not just for Valentine's Day!

Hi there!  I hope you have had a great week so far.  Did you celebrate  Valentine's Day?  Did you receive or buy candy?  I always tell my husband not to get me chocolate, not because I don't like it but because I like to get it the next day on clearance!!  Sadly, I think the stores are on to me, there has been far less of a selection the last few years.  

  Today I am featuring a trio of cards from the Red Rubber Designs online store with lots of heart! The Little Darlins stamp set is absolutely adorable.  I had so much fun stamping with this cute set, I didn't want to quit!  Unfortunately, with a very full week, I was only able to create three cards but I have posted the rubber stamp set at the end of this post so that you can see all the cute images and sentiments that are included! 

First up for all the dog lovers....I ruff you!

For all the balloon is in the air!

For all the chocolate lovers and/or cat lovers....I love you more than chocolate or cats for that matter (and you know how much I love cats!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

Here is a look at Little Darlins, isn't it adorable???